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24th annual banquet slated for Quail Unlimited on Feb. 25

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The 24th annual West Central Indiana Quail Unlimited banquet and fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, located off Ind. 240 at Ballard Lane in Greencastle.

Dixie Chopper is the corporate sponsor of the event.

Proceeds from last year's fundraiser helped to further the efforts toward establishing wildlife habitat and supporting youth activities, including a fall hunter safety class and safe firearm handling and instruction to the 4-H shooting sports 2012 participants.

Scheduled activities include a "seven-gun salute" raffle with only 100 tickets sold, a live auction featuring art by some of the nation's best wildlife artists and hand-carved decoys by Jules Bouillet of Vincennes.

Some special live auction items include a handmade cherry hump-backed hope chest, a large adult assortment of fireworks supplied by Wayne's World Fireworks for Fourth of July celebrating, and a custom landscape boulder for residential elegance handmade and designed by Boulder Designs of Cloverdale.

Games and prizes for youth are also schedules, along with some tables of ladies' gifts, and a silent auction.

The evening begins with beverages and appetizers at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and the auction to follow.

Tickets, priced at $35 for adults and $17.50 for those 17 and under, are available at Humphreys' Outdoor Power, 950 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, or by calling Lynn Wilson at 246-6306.

The public is invited to attend.

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